Tony-Winner Andrea Martin to Pen Memoir
Two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin is a busy actress these days. The funnylady not only has two Broadway plays coming up, but will now take on the role of author in an upcoming memoir to be titled 'Andrea Martin's Lady Parts'. The project will be published by Harper Collins in September, according to The Associated Press.
"I'm carrying on - I'm now on page 280 - and I have literally nothing about my career," she joked of the book, adding, "Now I'm scurrying."
Martin will soon star opposite Santino Fontana, Chuck Cooper and Tony Shalhoub in "Act One," a play adapted and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography of theater legend writer and director Moss Hart. The actress will take on several roles in the production including Hart's tragic aunt, a literary agent and writer Beatrice Kaufman. Previews begin March 20 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center with an opening day set for April 17.
Martin will also be featured in an upcoming revival of Michael Frayn's Tony-nominated farce "Noises Off," which is set to begin performances in January 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway.
The actress made her Broadway debut in the musical My Favorite Year, for which she won the Tony Award, Theatre World Award, and Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She most recently starred in the revival of Pippin for which she won her second Tony. Additional Broadway credits include Candide (1997) and Oklahoma! (2002)-both of which brought her Tony nominations-and Fiddler on the Roof (2005). She appeared in the Broadway premiere of Young Frankenstein (2007) as Frau Blucher. Her film roles include parts in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."